Despite the relatively tepid financial and critical reception TRON: Legacy got in 2010, everyone who would potentially be involved in a sequel still believes it will happen. Tron himself, Bruce Boxleitner, keeps giving potential start dates, Legacy director Joseph Kosinski has talked about the plot and the screenwriters of that film, Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, handed the writing reigns for a third movie to Dave DiGilio.
At WonderCon, Kitsis and Horowitz – who were on hand to promote the show that took then away from Tron, Once Upon A Time, confirmed they’d read DiGilio’s first draft and couldn’t help be do a little teasing. Read more after the jump. Read More »
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We’d all surmised that TRON 3, a sequel to 2010’s TRON: Legacy, was likely to happen. But with director Joseph Kosinski busy with one thing and writers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis back working on TV, the project seemed frozen. That’s not the case anymore. Disney has just hired David DiGilio, whose only previous feature film credit was writing the Paul Walker dog movie Eight Below, to write the next chapter in the saga. But will it actually make it to production? Read more after the jump. Read More »
The graphic novel/comic book miniseries, The Damned, has been described as a cross between “Hellblazer and The Untouchables.” Relative newcomer David DiGilio (8 Below) will adapt the screenplay for DreamWorks. From the minds of Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt, The Damned is notable for being set in the prohibition-era of American crime and follows an L.A. detective who “discovers that a new gang with supernatural ties has infiltrated the city.”Husband and wife producing team Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald (Sweeney Todd, The Lookout) will produce.
Publisher Oni Press is on a bit of a roll. Not only is the company’s Scott Pilgrim title going to the big screen via Universal with the newly titled Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World starring Michael Cera, but Oni recently sold the rights to its forthcoming graphic novel The Return of King Doug to DreamWorks, with Ben Stiller circling to star. Nice to see so many lesser known, eclectic comic books getting play at the studios. Slashfilm recently reported on the upcoming indie comic book adaptation Dylan Dog, which shares a similar spooky-noir premise with The Damned, but is entirely unrelated and set in a different time period. Just in case anyone was experiencing deja vu. Don’t blush.